Quay County Sun - Serving the High Plains

By Ron Warnick
QCS Senior Writer 

New life in a ghost town


February 23, 2022

Ron Warnick

Workers stand on the walls of the State Line Cafe in Glenrio after removing the rotted roof from the structure as the Texas Longhorn Motel sign stands in the background. Two people in Texas recently acquired the restaurant, motel and other land in the Texas-New Mexico border town. They plan to put in a coffee shop, gift shop, RV park, recreational marijuana dispensary and possibly a motel there.

GLENRIO - This longtime Route 66 ghost town on the easternmost edge of Quay County suddenly appears to be getting its first business in more than 40 years.

Subcontractors from the Amarillo area descended on the Texas-New Mexico border town last we...

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